Unexpected errors have been discovered recently in the VIIRS_NPP-JPL-L2P-v2016.0
dataset since September 15th, 2018. We advise the users to use the post Sept. data with extra caution. Immediate efforts have been made by the data producer (NASA OB.DAAC) to resolve the issues. The corrected data granules will be available in a couple of weeks. For more information, please see the announcement
by NASA OB.DAAC.